Downloads Freeze, And Firefox Process Won't End During Restart

Hi, Occasionally when downloading files on Firefox, they'll freeze completely (often at the very end.) There is no way to pause or cancel the downloads, except to restar… (read more)

Hi,

Occasionally when downloading files on Firefox, they'll freeze completely (often at the very end.) There is no way to pause or cancel the downloads, except to restart Firefox.

When I attempt to restart Firefox, it closes the browser window. However, when I try to reopen it, I get an error message stating that Firefox is running but not responding. The 'Close Firefox' option does nothing, except make the box pop back up a moment later.

I can't kill the Firefox process in Task Manager or Process Explorer, because it says access is denied. I can't kill it using taskkill in command prompt because it says there is no running instance of the task.

The ONLY thing that seems to help is completely restarting the computer, which is getting frustrating to do several times a day.

I can confirm Firefox is up-to-date. Any tips are appreciated, thank you!

Asked by James McAllister 10 hours ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 minutes ago

Browser controlled by unknown organization

My firefox browser is controlled by an organization and I don't beong to an organization. I can't delete certificates that have authorization to change, block, reroute, … (read more)

My firefox browser is controlled by an organization and I don't beong to an organization.

I can't delete certificates that have authorization to change, block, reroute, access my computer hard drive, you name it. Certificates that I do remove immediately reappear.

The authority certificates are from China, Russia, and many untrustworthy locations.

It happens in Firefox focus on my Android, Firefox on my computer and it appears the spyware has access to my hard drive and phone.

How do I fix this, and can you remove this organizarion from controlling my browser?

Thank you,

Elizabeth Kiggen

Asked by Elizabeth Kiggen 1 day ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 minutes ago

left click on mouse disabled when viewing my accounts on HSBC website

looks like a problem with Firefox as no problem when using a different browser e.g. Opera. Also cannot log onto Nextdoor.co.uk using Facebook to log on. Again works fine … (read more)

looks like a problem with Firefox as no problem when using a different browser e.g. Opera. Also cannot log onto Nextdoor.co.uk using Facebook to log on. Again works fine on Opera

Asked by Bruce Bolton 56 minutes ago

Last reply by Bruce Bolton 5 minutes ago

URL is broken in firefox

Any links from rcsearch.ru to aliexpress is broken in firefox, but works in another browsers. For example click any aliexpress link here rcsearch.ru/-c48920. … (read more)

Any links from rcsearch.ru to aliexpress is broken in firefox, but works in another browsers. For example click any aliexpress link here rcsearch.ru/-c48920.

Asked by welcome-to-semiconductor-hell 6 minutes ago

Fiefox RAM usage increases on its own

The RAM usage increases, from 1GB to 40GB+ within a matter of minutes of starting Firefox. I have not added any extensions in months. I turned of several with no improv… (read more)

The RAM usage increases, from 1GB to 40GB+ within a matter of minutes of starting Firefox. I have not added any extensions in months. I turned of several with no improvement. I have 6 tabs opened. Firefox has crashed several times the past couple fo months. I have been away on travel for 2 weeks, and today the problem is much worse.

Firefox (37916) 51GB, Extensions (34308) 370MB, GPU (33072) 298MB , and everything else < 100 MB.

I really love Firefox - use across my 4 devices. Only on my desktop am I seeing this. Laptop, iPad, and Android all work fine. Running Win 11

Asked by Mike 2 days ago

Last reply by zeroknight 10 minutes ago

firefox won't go to any sites!!

Concurrent with the most recent automatic windows update (may or may not be the problem), Firefox with duck-duck-go will not go to almost any site. All I get is a spinni… (read more)

Concurrent with the most recent automatic windows update (may or may not be the problem), Firefox with duck-duck-go will not go to almost any site. All I get is a spinning icon or a blank page, not even any error messages. This was even true trying to go to this page until I restarted in trouble shooting mode. Until I can get Firefox working again I have been using Chrome with duck-duck-go. Note any search, i.e. 'hotels in Italy' or even 'MSN' do the same: spinning icon or blank page!! Any help would be appreciated. Also I noticed that my bookmarks were missing and there was no bookmarks drop-down on my tools line. I have run malware bytes and it showed clean, same with CCleaner. I have re-installed Firefox; no difference. Please help. and also, any way to find and replace my extensive bookmarks list? I have reduced my privacy to near zero and turned off firewalls and all limits I could find while testing for that. That did not change anything.

Asked by onefoozer 14 hours ago

Last reply by zeroknight 16 minutes ago

Controlling address bar search results

I always want the address bar suggestions to start with my bookmarks. Is there a way to control the results? I remember there was something in about:config previously. … (read more)

I always want the address bar suggestions to start with my bookmarks. Is there a way to control the results? I remember there was something in about:config previously.

Asked by technomad 1 week ago

Last reply by technomad 21 minutes ago

PopUp in Outlook Live Hotmail.

In recent weeks a PopUp is appearing on my Outlook.live.com Hotmail screen: "Add Outlook.live.com as an application for mailto links? There is no choice to Decline only t… (read more)

In recent weeks a PopUp is appearing on my Outlook.live.com Hotmail screen: "Add Outlook.live.com as an application for mailto links? There is no choice to Decline only to Add it. You can Close the link with the X but it keeps returning each time I log in.

We are cautioned repeatedly not to click on unknown links so I haven't.

Could someone please explain in "layman terms" why I am getting this, what it's for and how to stop it?

Thank you to everyone.

Asked by samred64 22 minutes ago

LastPass is now disabled with every Firefox restart

For the past few months every restart of Firefox disables LastPass. I did NOT have this problem previously. The version of LastPass is current (no updates found). I can g… (read more)

For the past few months every restart of Firefox disables LastPass. I did NOT have this problem previously. The version of LastPass is current (no updates found). I can go to Add-ons and the toggle is set to "on" but the icon in the menu bar is black. If I click the toggle off, then back on, LastPass comes on just fine. Why is Firefox disabling something that Add-ons says is loaded? VERY strange. Does NOT happen in Chrome. Thanks for any assistance. PITB!!!

Asked by RobertL39 10 hours ago

Last reply by zeroknight 22 minutes ago

Bookmarks gone with update to 115.10.0esr

With the update to 115.10.0esr my bookmarks that were on the left hand side of the screen are gone. When I look at bookmarks there are a few, but I had multiple folders f… (read more)

With the update to 115.10.0esr my bookmarks that were on the left hand side of the screen are gone. When I look at bookmarks there are a few, but I had multiple folders for different subjects, I do not find. I would like to have the procedure to return my bookmarks back to the left hand side of the screen with all of my bookmarks, bookmark folders, and other bookmarks like it was prior to the update. Thank you for help, Steve Zimmerman

Asked by z.zimmerman 10 hours ago

Last reply by zeroknight 26 minutes ago

Can't clear autosuggest

I've been having issues with the websites that I commonly go to no longer appear on the autosuggest list. Websites I haven't gone to for ten years appear when I type in … (read more)

I've been having issues with the websites that I commonly go to no longer appear on the autosuggest list. Websites I haven't gone to for ten years appear when I type in a given sequence rather than more common ones. Website that I go to every day no longer appear.

Multiple websites suggest this sequence:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/remove-websites-address-bar-suggestions

I follow the "clear all.." and nothing changes. How can I start anew and have FF re-learn my url history?

Asked by bizbizbiz 8 hours ago

Last reply by zeroknight 32 minutes ago

Tags box in the bookmarking panel

There used to be a box to write tags as you can see here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/categorizing-bookmarks-make-them-easy-to-find?redirectslug=Bookmark+Tags&am… (read more)

There used to be a box to write tags as you can see here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/categorizing-bookmarks-make-them-easy-to-find?redirectslug=Bookmark+Tags&redirectlocale=en-US

What happened to it? When it was deleted? Why? Is there a way to restore it?

Asked by Facni 8 hours ago

Last reply by zeroknight 46 minutes ago

Disable "reCaptcha"

This has started to happen whenever I try to do a Google search. I type in something into the search box and before I can go any further I'm hit with having to go throug… (read more)

This has started to happen whenever I try to do a Google search. I type in something into the search box and before I can go any further I'm hit with having to go through reCaptcha. This is a major pain in the butt. How can I disable this?

It doesn't happen when I use other search engines - just Google.

Thanks... any help would be appreciated!!!

Asked by bobbyt9999 8 hours ago

Last reply by zeroknight 49 minutes ago

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FireFox Download Excel File in D365 System But Change to HTML File

Dear all, We develop a system on D365 platform. On Chrome enviroment, I click the export option, it will download the excel file, I can open it on Excel. However, I cli… (read more)

Dear all,

We develop a system on D365 platform. On Chrome enviroment, I click the export option, it will download the excel file, I can open it on Excel. However, I click the export option on FireFox, it will download the excel file but I can't open it on Excel. When I use the notepad to open the file to see the content, I found the file become HTML content. I can see the file on web broswer. I don't know why the file content will be change HTML content when I use the Firefox to download it.

Please help....

Andrew

Asked by luckyhohk 4 days ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 days ago

Download issues

Dear Friends at Firefox, There is only one reason that i'm using Firefox less and less ; because of the download files options. When i choose the option to download… (read more)

Dear Friends at Firefox,

There is only one reason that i'm using Firefox less and less ; because of the download files options. When i choose the option to download to a particular location, inspite of that, most files get down loaded to the firefox download folder and i always have to go there and then copy or move it out to a location desired.

There is no easily vavilable info about that.

Would request some info and help for the same. i have tried all that i could from the current browzer settings and it has not helped.

Been a loyal fan of Firefox and would love to have this resolved.

Thank you,

Ashish

Asked by ashman1998 4 hours ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 hour ago

Repetitive update request

I keep getting this message that pops up in a private window to restart to keep using firefox. Everytime I click restart Firefox, it closes my tabs and opens them again. … (read more)

I keep getting this message that pops up in a private window to restart to keep using firefox. Everytime I click restart Firefox, it closes my tabs and opens them again. However, 5 minutes later the window pops up again. Even after repeated attempts of updating, even doing a full restart on the computer, Firefox continues to send this window to me. The private window in the bar says about:restartrequired.

I've tried uninstalling Firefox with a fresh install as well as doing a Refresh of Firefox. Neither seem to solve this problem.

Asked by rxs621 6 days ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 hour ago